This specimen is a lot lighter than the others I've seen previously, not that it is a common visitor. It came here in 2013 and 205 and never called when we lived in Leeds; it is classified as only locally found. Richard Lewington's painting of it in the Moth Bible , pictured left, shows a much less vivid example as do most online sites.
Its name comes from the buttercup family of plants, oddly as its diet is catholic and includes almost everything herbaceous. I like it so much that I made a composite picture for your delectation, here:
Continuing the orange theme, another resident of the eggboxes was this Orange Sallow in the first two pictures below, one of a large family of yellowy-orange moths which lighten up this time of the year. The third picture shows another of the seven species, the Sallow, whose colouring resembles the top of a creme brulee. Yum! . Below it is a Green-brindled Crescent, another bright spark whose browny-grey background is illuminated by the central area of metallic green wing scales.
I also had another Old Lady visit, the third in a fortnight, and a lively Copper Underwing, shown below. Meanwhile Penny the Ace Indoor Insect Spotter found these sad but interesting remains of a large dragonfly on the back folds of one of our dining room curtains.